Chapter 7. Operational Challenges

This chapter is dedicated to all the little problems that come along with an operational vCloud. We will be looking into these problems covered in the following recipes:

  • Loading Windows Sysprep packages in vCloud
  • Exchanging SSL certificates
  • Bypassing SSO login into vCloud
  • Backing up vCloud
  • Recovering the vCloud system
  • Changing the name of an organization
  • Shutting down and starting up the vCloud environment
  • Using metadata to improve provisioning
  • Using vSphere Host Profiles with vCloud
  • Using vCloud with vCenter Auto Deploy
  • Defining a vCloud development cycle
  • Making the VM BIOS ID (UUID) unique
  • Importing from Lab Manager into vCloud
  • Using branding to make vCloud look different
  • Putting an ESXi host into maintenance
  • Updating vCloud ...

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